Tokenization & Defi

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What is DeFi yeld farming everyone is talking about

by Blocks99

1 week ago

Decentralized finance (DeFi) has been the talk of the blockchain town over the past few months. Total value locked in DeFi smart contracts reached the all -time- high of $9.6b on 2nd of September 2020 before it started to go south. The current total value locked as of today is $7.21b, accordingly to Defipulse. [caption id="attachment_3159" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Defipusle total value locked in smart contracts on 11 Sept 2020[/caption] One popular and hot new concept in the DeFi space is yeld farming. Lets take a closer look at defi yeld farming, what it means,...
Tokenization & Defi

LKS Foundation: Non- Fungible Token (NFT) against fake news

by Company Announcement

5 months ago

How blockchain can help to prevent fraud, protect copyright and fight against fake news. A prioriority especially during those uncertain time of Coronavirus. Rome, April 3rd 2020 - While the Coronavirus Covid19 is spreading it is very important to stop fake news and the blockchain can help. The NFT is the special category of LKSCOIN tokens (​https://www.lkschain.io/​) to protect the copyright of digital content. Among the objectives of the LKS Foundation there is to ​develop LKSCOIN by creating a Non-Fungible Token or NFT to counter fake news and protect the copyright of...
Adoption

Justin Sun and Steem – The dizzying tale of how one crypto billionaire...

by Nicholas Krapels

7 months ago

The story of Justin Sun and Steem hit a high point on March 4, when marketing whizkid Sun pulled an end-around on the Steem blockchain community to reclaim STEEM tokens. The recapture of the STEEM tokens, which had been questionably “quarantined” from Sun’s Tron Foundation, is the latest development between Justin Sun and Steem. A couple weeks ago, Tron announced the acquisition of Steemit Inc., the company responsible for the majority of the development work on the Steem blockchain and creator of its first and most popular dapp, a blogging tool called Steemit. However, in...
Adoption

Crypto lending and credit solutions – A safe haven for idle funds?

by Faith Obafemi

7 months ago

While crypto lending and credit may be new, lending itself has existed in various forms throughout history. Here we look at the future of decentralized cryptocurrency lending, its pros and cons. Whether in the form of a merchant lending a farmer gold, with the expected harvest as collateral – called “tokens” back then, as told in The Richest Man in Babylon – lending is nothing new, and crypto lending just a new twist. Over time, merchants have evolved into banks, companies and even individual businesspeople, while gold has evolved to fiat and most recently cryptocurrency. A...
Tokenization & Defi

Don Tapscott on the past and future of blockchain

by Blocks99

7 months ago

When blockchain expert and bestselling author Don Tapscott speaks, the world listens. Speaking at Davos 2020, he reviewed blockchain’s rise and its potential to give people control of their data. Don Tapscott chairs the Blockchain Research Institute in Canada. The organization is working on 120 projects about what is currently happening in the blockchain space. Don is also the author of many important books on the topic, and a sought-after speaker at events. Blocks99 attended his presentation in Davos during the World Economic Forum 2020. “Let’s start with a reality...
Adoption

Tokenization in sports betting: Past, present and future

by Fernando Sanchez

7 months ago

Sports betting is an eons-old practice. Tokenization in sports betting adds a new dimension, streamlining the process and enabling fans to interact with their heroes. The Greeks were known to love sports betting, over seven full centuries before the birth of Christ – if you're inclined to believe that sort of thing – when the Olympic Games were first held in 776 BC. Perhaps tokenization in sports betting can bring back some of the immediacy of those events. Ancient Romans were the next civilization to openly raise stakes in sporting events. Citizens of the Republic enjoyed...
Adoption

Adoption of blockchain and crypto in Southeast Asia

by Karin Chang

7 months ago

The region’s fast-growing economies are well positioned to drive adoption of blockchain and crypto in Southeast Asia. Here, we look at where the different countries stand in the process. With a total population of 570 million, a young demographic and high Internet connectivity, the region is promising for companies and investors – including those with an interest in blockchain and crypto in Southeast Asia. According to the e-Conomy SEA 2019 survey conducted by Google, Temasek and Bain + Co., there are a total of 360 million Internet users across SEA, of which 90% access the...
Tokenization & Defi

Blockchain and tokenization of alternative assets

by Sophia Ha Ho

7 months ago

Tokenization is one of the applications of blockchain technology. The term refers to the issuing of digital tokens representing units of ownership. Here, we look at tokenization of alternative assets. Before exploring tokenization of alternative assets, let’s begin with asset tokenization in general. Asset tokenization enables companies to fractionalize their assets digitally, which means that assets can be divided digitally into different parts, with the ownership recorded on the blockchain. Tokens issued on a blockchain can perform different roles, including representing a part...
Expert interviews

DLT and FinTech professor: DeFi is here to stay

by Blocks99

8 months ago

Bestselling author Prof. Dr. Fabian Schär talks about blockchain and the future of finance. The DLT and FinTech professor also shares his views on public and private blockchains and Facebook’s Libra. Prof. Dr. Fabian Schär is the Credit Suisse Asset Management (Switzerland) Professor for Distributed Ledger Technology and Fintech at the Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Basel. In addition to DLT and FinTech teaching, he is the Managing Director of the Center for Innovative Finance at the University of Basel. His research focus is on the potential and...
Tokenization & Defi

Tokenization of assets: Unlocking the value of luxury assets

by Jillian Godsil

8 months ago

As a means of creating liquidity out of real-world assets and enabling fractional ownership, tokenization of assets holds huge potential. Idoneus is putting the concept into action with luxury assets. Tokenization of assets addresses a concrete problem: for high net worth individuals, divesting out of luxury assets can be a real headache. For example, a beautiful villa with a big-ticket market value may take years to find the right buyer, costing the owner time and money. And while the owner may not need liquidity from the sale of the asset, no one wants to take a hit on price...
Adoption

DeFi will eat banks for breakfast

by Blocks99

9 months ago

Decentralized finance – DeFi – can bring financial services to people who have been excluded up to now – banking the unbanked. Civic CEO Vinny Lingham says it has to unbank the banked first. DeFi, or decentralized finance, is much more than an abstract concept. It has become a movement that leverages blockchain technology to enable peer-to-peer (P2P) lending and transfer of funds without intermediaries or central authorities. DeFi allows virtually anyone to access financial services with a high level of autonomy and few entrance barriers. The concept of financial...
Tokenization & Defi

Asset tokenization on a blockchain: The next real big thing?

by Blocks99

9 months ago

Selling real assets can be complex and time-consuming. Asset tokenization on a blockchain gives buyers and sellers the best of both worlds – solid asset value and easy trading. Blockchain technology is strongly associated with cryptocurrencies, yet Bitcoin, Ethereum & Co. are just the beginning. The digitally documented and transparent smart contracts that blockchain technology enables are increasingly allowing more efficient and cost-effective transactions in a wide array of sectors. Smart contracts use algorithms to issue licenses verifying terms and conditions without...
Tokenization & Defi

Movies and blockchain – A blossoming love affair?

by Dusica Lukac

9 months ago

Tokenization enables liquidity of assets like real estate. Now the union of movies and blockchain is disrupting an industry traditionally ruled by old money in the hands of few. Recent months have seen a number of high-profile tokenization projects, in real estate, for example. But the financially inclusive and decentralized nature of the concept – issuing blockchain-based tokens representing shares of ownership – makes it predestined for the movie-making industry, where outside-the-box creativity and big money need to be reconciled. Movies and blockchain could be a match made...

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